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R: Re: [various] CONLANG Digest - 20 Aug 2000

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Sunday, August 27, 2000, 18:45
Muke wrote:
> > In that vein... > I'm reminded of this page that keeps coming up in my searches: > > > >There are lots of theoretical malarkey written about the Greek > >language and its origins by unscrupulous scholars financed by > >special interest groups or nations seeking to connect their > >barbarian past with something noble, such as the language and > >history of the Greeks ignoring the facts and attempting to alter > >history. The most recent attempt are the thousands of books and > >papers written about the fairy-tale of the Indo-European tribe. > >It claims that the Greeks and their language are a branch of the > >Indo-Europeans, parallel with Indo-Iranian, Italic, Celtic, > >Germanic, Balto-Slavic, and others. It is only an undocumented > >theory, However, based mostly on the novel by J. P. Mallory > >“ The Indo-Europeans”. Unlike these other language groups, the > >Greek is unique and it is the trunk of the tree from which the > >other languages are branches off. >
LOL! Luca